Join Sandy Collier & Barbra Schulte for a Deep Dive Into High Performance, Cow Work & Awesome Riding Skills at ...

Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre Queen Creek, AZ.

Fri - Sun, Feb. 7 - 9, 2020

During this 3-Day Clinic Focused on High Performance, You will ...

Acquire the Mental Skills of Calmness, Focus and Confidence ... Necessary to Consistently Ride at Your Best.  

Learn exactly how to consistently perform at the top of your abilities in the show pen. Plan your rides and integrate new mental tools into each ride.  

Throughout all clinic riding sessions you will practice and apply the research-based, practical, easy-to-learn thinking and acting tools that help you call up confidence, focus, and calmness in any situation.

Focus Your Learning. Choose a Cutting Track or a Reined Cow Horse Track. You Decide.  

If you choose a cutting track you will work with Barb primarily, but you will also work with Sandy to better communicate with your horse.  

If you choose a reined cow horse track, you will work primarily with Sandy, but you will also work with Barb on form and control of a cow on both the flag and cattle.

Increase Your Abilities to Work and Control Cattle in Cutting or Reined Cow Horse Events. 

* Learn how to read cattle; * Learn how to rate cattle; * Learn how to describe cattle; * Learn how to position your horse for the cut; * Learn how to drive out; * Learn how to work a cow correctly and accurately; * Learn how to control a cow. 

If You Cut ...  

Learn how to build a run instead of surviving it! Learn how to design a herdwork plan to be focused, calm and ready prior to your run. Learn to make beautiful cuts. Improve your accuracy working a cow. Improve your seat. Use your feet more effectively.

If You Box, Box-Drive-Box and/or Go Down the Fence ...  

Learn how to box a cow with purpose, accuracy and control. If you box-drive-box, learn how and when to let a cow begin down the fence, rate it accurately and then box it at the other end. If you go down the fence, learn the secrets of how to time controlling and circling a cow.

If You Do Reining ...

Become skilled at the component parts of reined work:  

* Stops * Spins * Lead changes * Circles * Roll backs  

Experience the difference in both you and your horse.  


"We had our first show after our amazing clinic! We were confident, focused , relaxed and sitting deep! Whoooo! The show was great! I experienced peace, calm and focus for the first time in 5 years! No big nerves, Thanks to the clinic! I was focused on all the great things I learned! Thanks to you both!" ~ DP

"I just returned home from the first show since the clinic and I wanted to share the success story - I rode in one class each of 3 days and got both lead changes all 3 days! ... But I am here before you so very grateful for your time and patience and encouragement and, and, and..... the list goes on ... Cant thank you enough and wanted to share!" ~ SH

Friday, Feb 07, 2020

In Depth Mental Skills Training Workshop Begins at 1:00 PM. Includes a take home workbook

"The clinic was wonderful and I understand now that the mental skills and scripting are a process and you dont learn overnight, but I was able to actualize some even this first show. We still have a ways to go, but the scores were consistent and competitive ..." ~SH

Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 08 - 09, 2020

2 Full Days of Riding

Saturday Morning at 8 am

You will ride in a small group with both Barb and Sandy on Saturday morning.  

Your time with Barb will focus on herdwork exercises and applying Mental Skills learned on Friday.  

Your time with Sandy will include suppling, collection and guiding exercises that apply to all disciplines. 

Saturday afternoon through all day Sunday (depending on your preference) you may:  

Focus on cow work with Barb ... flag work, making cuts, understanding cow behavior and how to control a cow, studying cattle & working out of the herd. 

Focus on reined cow horse work with Sandy ... boxing/going down the fence reined work. 

Or ... you may do a combo of both. 

YOUR $1,095 CLINIC FEE INCLUDES:  

Friday Mental Skills Training Workshop

Saturday and Sunday All-day Riding sessions

Meals: Lunch and dinner 

NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR FEE:  

Stall(s) and shavings for your horse(s) … Stalls: $15/night, Shavings: $10/bag ... 

You can make stall reservations directly with Jennifer Broadhead at jennifer.broadhead@queencreek.org or 480-358-3793 as soon as possible prior to the clinic.  

Feed for your horse(s)  

Lodging at local hotels (see below) ... or ... RV and LQ HOOKUPS RV's or LQ Trailers spots have power and water but no sewer. RV spots are $25 per night. Please contact Jennifer Broadhead directly at jennifer.broadhead@queencreek.org or 480-358-3793 for arrangements.  

AUDITORS WELCOME  

$125 per day ... $295 for all 3 days  

Includes dinner on Friday and lunch and dinner on Sat. and Sun.


THIS CLINIC IS FOR YOU IF: 

You ride Reined Cow, Cutting, Stock or Ranch Horse Versatility horses.  

You have a trained or very well started reined cow, cutting, or ranch versatility horse.

You love to learn. You love to compete. 

We welcome those with skill levels of experienced beginners, to intermediate and beyond. However, this clinic is not for you if you have no experience in these disciplines, or if your horse is not trained in one of these disciplines.

COMMENTS FROM PAST PARTICIPANTS: 

"Thank you so much for such an awesome clinic. I'm so excited, grateful and happy about what we got done ... I really admire what you can get done with every horse and rider ... and how many approaches you each have for each problem." ~SB 

"Wow! The clinic was beyond fabulous!" ~DH 

" ... I have always been fiercely competitive and although that can be a good source of "drive" to work hard and improve, it sometimes got in the way of me enjoying what I was doing - especially when things didn't go well.  

Our conversation about why we ride and what our horses mean to us really helped me step back and realize that I was robbing myself of the blessings and joy that exist in riding when my only goal was to "win" and nothing short of that was acceptable.  

... I have such a different approach to every ride now. I was able to experience TRUE JOY when I showed Zack for the first (and second) time last month because my focus wasn't on the win but on the ride!! And I was able to extend that to each piece of my pattern & cow work. When I looked at my score sheets; I celebrated the pluses and looked at the deductions as areas to focus on for improvement.  

My attitude is so different and I am enjoying it all so much more.  

THANK YOU to both of you Barbra Schulte and Sandy Collier for sharing your wisdom with us and helping us be truly confident cowgirls!!" ~PF 

"Sandy and Barbara delivered an intense, interactive event with one’s horse. Their combined knowledge surpassed my expectations for the weekend and I am grateful for the knowledge they shared with us.  

....... Each of them ensured every question was answered and issue addressed. They demonstrated several valuable, new techniques to enhance our riding skills and performance.  

High on the list of enjoyment was the camaraderie we all shared towards our common objective to make improvements where possible and move forward with confidence. As it turns out, so many of us encounter the same joys, fears, doubts, and competitive spirit towards our goals to achieve.  

The initial presentation Barbara guided us through on Friday set the stage for open forum among the participants. There, techniques were explained to honestly self-evaluate one’s attitude, reduce stress and mentally prepare for a positive, successful ride.  

Both Sandy and Barbara transmit a casual, “no problem; let’s do it again” approach to horse training. It removed so much of the mental chaos so many of us struggle with.  

The clinic was well organized, flexible as to subject matter and professional. I’m penciling in September for the next tentative clinic date and look forward to working with these two, consummate cowgirls again." ~JI 

"You are both are tremendous clinicians. The knowledge and techniques you presented at the clinic just added countless 'layers' to my learning curve. I can't thank you enough for giving me the opportunity to experience so much enjoyment and extraordinary wisdom." ~BC 

"I just returned home from the first show since the clinic and I wanted to share the success story - I rode in one class each of 3 days and got both lead changes all 3 days! ... But I am here before you so very grateful for your time and patience and encouragement and and and..... the list goes on ... Cant thank you enough and wanted to share!  

The clinic at Hamilton was wonderful and I understand now that the mental skills and scripting are a process and you dont learn overnight, but I was able to actualize some even this first show. We still have a ways to go, but the scores were consistent and competitive .......  

I used the whoa back and tight circle backing up appropriately during my warm up and "Blast" did not dance in the center in anticipation before either of the 3 classes! That alone is huge. Not sure if it was because I wasn't shaking as usual or because of the "training trick" but after the fact, I can say, it feels really really good...  

My words have not expressed the depth of my appreciation for you and for Barb - you two have taken what was rare pessimism and turned it into hope!! Thanks!" ~SH 

"I want to share an experience at my first show after the clinic that demonstrates my improvement with riding/showing. I used Sandy's baseball diamond/steering exercise during my warm-up, did Barb's mental preparation and herdwork. We made good cuts. I could think about the flow of the herd and stayed in good position. As I rode out my first thought was - the clinic really helped me! Spending 3 days working and mentally practicing skills at the clinic singnificantly improved my riding." ~AP 

"I just want to say how much I enjoyed this clinic. I left with such great new information that trickles over into all I do. You two are a dynamic duo of teaching and encouragement." ~MU

Frequently Asked Questions


Arrival, Thursday pm or Friday am

February 7, 2020

Morning arrival: Please arrive early enough to get your horses settled in and your trailer unhooked, and meet to start the Workshop promptly at 1:00.  

1:00 – 5:00 - Mental Skills Training Classroom Workshop, includes a workbook to take home.  

5:00 – 6:00 - Feed, rest and socialize …  

6:30 - Dinner  

7:00 - Introductions 


Daily Riding Schedule 

Sat. and Sun., Feb 8th and 9th  

8:00 - Circle cattle in arena to begin the day 

8:15 - 9:45 - ride with Sandy or Barb

10:00 - 11:30 - ride with Sandy or Barb

Noon - Lunch + Q&A

1:15 - 2:45 - ride with Sandy or Barb

3:00 - 4:30 - ride with Sandy or Barb

5:30 - 6:30 - Appetizers and social hour

6:30 - Dinner followed by Daily Debrief & Q&A ...  

Note: Departure on Sunday by 4:00



RV and LQ HOOKUPS 

RV spots are $25 per night.  

RV's or LQ Trailers spots have power and water but no sewer. RV spots are $25 per night. Please contact Jennifer Broadhead directly at jennifer.broadhead@queencreek.org or 480-358-3793 for arrangements.  

STALL(S)

Stalls are available for $15/night; shavings are $10/bag. 

Arrangements for stalls are available one month in advance, through Jennifer Broadhead. Phone her directly at 480-358-3793 or email her at jennifer.broadhead@queencreek.org.


HOTEL RESERVATION INFORMATION 

There are many local hotels with varying price points, to make your reservations at. Here are a few:

  • Hampton Inn - 3265 S Market St, Gilbert, AZ 85297 - Phone: (480) 543-1500 
  • Best Western Legacy Inn & Suites - 4470 S Power Rd, Mesa, AZ 85212 - Phone: (480) 457-8181 
  • Doubletree by Hilton - 1800 S. San Tan Village Pky Gilbert, AZ 85295 - Phone: (480) 809-4100  
  • Four Points by Sheraton ("horse" discount) 6950 E Williams Field Road Mesa AZ 85212 - Phone: (480)579-2161 (Dave Barnes, director of Sales and Marketing)  
  • Courtyard by Marriott - (Ray and Power Rd) - 6907 E Ray Rd, Mesa AZ 85212 - Phone: (480)351-7088  
  • Orange Blossom Hacienda LLC - 3914 E Sunnydale Dr. Queen Creek, AZ 85142 Phone: (480-755-4346) www.orangeblossomhacienda.com (Bed and Breakfast)


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

All riding sessions will have a small group of 11 people or fewer. 

Our maximum number of riders will be 22. You will always ride in a small group. 

Registration will be first come first serve when we receive your deposit. We will send an email to you to confirm your spot once we receive your deposit and registration form. 

  


CANCELATION POLICY  

Please Note: If you cannot attend, your deposit will be refunded if we can fill your spot. If we cannot fill your spot, you may apply the deposit to one of our future clinics or retreats within 1 year.  

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS? 

Please feel free to contact us in the office: 979-277-9344, or you can email us at: BarbandSandy@BeUnstoppable.us  


SIGN UP TO PARTICIPATE IN THE QUEEN CREEK HIGH PERFORMANCE CLINIC NOW

Register Online for the Mental Skills Training Workshop by itself, on Friday, 2/7.  

This is a great option if you cannot ride on Saturday and Sunday ... or ... if you ride in another discipline AND would like to learn world class mental skills that apply to all disciplines.  

Your registration for the stand alone Friday Workshop includes: half-day Classroom Workshop, take-home workbook, and dinner on Friday. Start time is 1:00 PM  

THIS CLASSROOM WORKSHOP IS FOR RIDERS OF ALL DISCIPLINES

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE FOR THE MENTAL SKILLS STAND-ALONE WORKSHOP

REGISTER FOR THE FULL RIDING CLINIC.  

PARTICIPATE IN THE MENTAL SKILLS WORKSHOP ON FRIDAY.  

RIDE FOR 2 FULL DAYS ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.  

Includes: Friday's Mental Skills Half Day Workshop, Dinner on Friday, Saturday All Day Riding, Lunch and Dinner, Sunday Full Day Riding, Lunch.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE FOR THE FULL RIDING CLINIC

YOU CAN AUDIT THE FULL CLINIC (ALL 3 DAYS)  

Includes: Friday's Mental Skills Half Day Workshop with dinner, Saturday's Clinic Auditing with Lunch and Dinner, Sunday Clinic Auditing with Lunch.

IF YOU PREFER TO REGISTER FOR THE FULL CLINIC BY MAIL

Click the button below and then enter your name and email address. We will send an email to you with a registration form. Your spot will be confirmed when we receive your deposit and registration form in the mail. Please notify us that it is on the way.

  If you have more questions, please don't hesitate to send an email to us at barbandsandy@beunstoppable.us.  

We will send updates to you as the time for this clinic draws closer. 

We look forward to seeing you at the Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre. 

THANK YOU, Barbra and Sandy